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Mumbai: BMC announces 10% water cut from March 9-11. See list of affected areas


The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that several neighborhoods in the city will face a 10 percent water freeze from March 9 to 10 due to pipeline repair works.

The water reduction of 10 percent will affect 11 neighborhoods in the city. The timing for these cuts is scheduled between March 9 at 10 a.m. and March 11 at 10 a.m. According to the Hindustan Times report, a pipe with a diameter of 2,345 mm suffered a leak following construction work on a flyover in Thane West. The municipality is undertaking the repair work and has advised its citizens to store water in advance and to use it sensibly.

Here is the list of wards that will be affected by water cuts:

The water cuts will be affected in the following wards: M East and M West wards where Govandi and some areas of Chembur fall under this ward; T Ward which consists of Mulund East and West areas; S Ward comprising Bhandup East, Nahur, Kanjurmarg and Vikhroli East areas; N ward containing Vikhroli East, Ghatkopar East and West areas; The L Ward Kurla East area will also face the water cut as reported by Hindustan Times. Other divisions such as A (BPT and naval areas), B, E, F South and F North will also be affected.

In another news, the BMC will also cut water in some areas on Khairani Road in ‘L’ section ‘every Saturday’. When posting the news on Twitter, it stated that starting March 4, the water supply will be shut off for the next 10 Saturdays. The other dates mentioned by the BMC are March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29 and May 6.

In a tweet, it wrote: “Some areas on Khairani Road in ‘L’ section ‘every Saturday’ will have water supply cut off for the next 10 Saturdays. It took 10 days to get the aqueduct up and running; But to prevent nuisance for citizens, work is being done on 10 Saturdays in phases.”

Joanna Swanson

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